Rule 1: Life does not seem fair for many of us who have no job, a bad job, and bad relationship skills. Get used to it or do something about it and improve your skills!
Rule 2: The world will not care about your self esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3: You will not earn $60,000 straight out of high school. You WILL NOT be a vice president with a car phone until you’ve earned both.
Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss.
Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parent’s fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes. Learn from them.
Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try de-lousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers but life HAS NOT. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and will give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life.
RULE 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.
RULE 10: Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
RULE 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one!
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